John Henry Mos» Robert (Bob Cox
FOR MAYOR V
Roy W. Cline Bobby Scoggiiu
FOR WARD I COMMISSIONER
R. Coleman Stioupe
FOR WARD IV COMMISSIONER
Joe Neisler. Jr. Tommy ?. Bridges
FOR 'SCHOOL TRUSTEE
T. J. EUison
IVilburn Hamrick Robert (Bdi) Smith
FOR WARD ni COMMISSIONER
Greater Kings Mountain
Gi >at9i kioga MouotolD tigura U tfvtWad ttom taa
Uoiti'd jkiaiaa Bureau ol Iba Canaui rapoit e
Jonvary 19ii6. and iociudM ttoa 14.990 population o
Mumbor 4 Township, and Itoo romamlng 9.124 tion
Ifun:!.^! S Township, in CloTsIcmd County and Crowdot
M»«Mn«cftn Township tn Qaston Cowaty.
FOR WARD V COMMISSIONER
Charles W. Porker
Kings Mountain's Reliable Newspaoei
VOL 86 No. 18
Kings Mountain, N. C., Thursday, May 6, 1971
PRICE TEN CENTS
Citizens To Polls For Biennial
KM Bowlers Set
MAY QUEEN Deborah Bums
will reign as May Queen at
Kings Mountain high school
May Day festivities Friday eve
May Day Fete
® Friday Night
Deborah Burns, hlph school
senior and daughter of Mrs.
Edith Bl.irns, will reign as^.May
Queen ait high school festivities
Friday evening 'at S p. m. in the
high school gymnasium.
ipresentation of the IMay Queen
and 'iter Court will highlight the
'Mem'lx'rs of the Kings Moun
tain High School Choir, under
tile direction of Mrs. J. N. Mc
Clure and Miss 'Lois Keel, will
present a musical salute to the
queen via a selection of Broatl-
way tunes on a theme of "Give
My iRegaixls To Broadway.”
William iLoflln, president of
the Student Participation Organ
ization, will crown Miss IBurns. A
semi-formal dance for all high
school students and their dates
will be held after the program
with music by "The Caravelles."
Miss iBurns w;is second nutiner-
! up in the recent '’Miss Kini;6
Mountain" pageant and tied for
the title of ‘“.Miss Congeniality.”
maid of honor and other attend
ants are Ursula Perry and Debo
rah Warren, senior attendants;
Di'ane Cornwell and Beverly
Plonk, junior attendan-ts and
Terry Atkin.son and Victoria Put-
Bowls 1936 Set
'Kings Mouitt'ain duckpin bowl
ers came away from Hagers
town, Md. with lop prizes in the
Na'.'ional Duckpin Tournament.
I The team of Jenny O.ites. Lib
Gault, John Dilling, Albert Brack
ett and Ronnie Culberson took
highest scoring honors il936 in
the mixed chaimplonshlp. division
and probably came away as the
Mixed ’Championship Team. '\(rs.
Oaies said final scores had not
yet been verified, but she said
when her IB-mem'ber '.-■ro'.p left
to return home theirs was the
highest .score in the tournaiment
ami a record high in the national
tourney. Highest ever rolled has
Ronnie Culberson led the scor-
lr*iT with a 4.33 set 'followed by
Lilh lOau'I't with 402; John Dilling
with 3S9; Jenn.v Oates with 365
and Albert Brackett with 347.
Mrs. Gault took second plaice
in the John Dennis Singles com
petition with a 549 set for four
■A men’s team from Kings
Mountain also set a record high
Continur^ On 'Page Six
Here Are Facts
On T^esdoy Election
Here are facts on Tuesday's
biennial city and board of edu-
Polls open at 6:.30 a.m.
Polls close at 6:30 p.m.
Voters will elect a mayor, six
ward commis.'ioners and two
Polling places are Ward 1 at
City Hall; Ward 11 at the Amer
ican U'gion BuilSing; Ward III
at Ea.st school; Ward IV at
First Wesleyan church fellow
ship building (former Kings
Mountain Manufacturing clu'b
room; Ward V ait the Anmory;
Ward VI at Kings Mountain high
school; Bethware school district
at Bethware school; Park Grace
school district at Park Grace
.'school; Grover school district at
I Graver Rescue Squad building.
] 'Number of ballote': Two.
I Run-offs, if necessary, will be
1 held May 25th.
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY INDUCTS NEW MEMBERS — Twenty-one members oi the Junior
class were inducted into the Kings Mountain chapter oi the National Honor Society this week.
Membership in the Society is the highest honor the school offers. Front row, left to right, Lynne
Bridges, Debbie Frands, Ruth Davison, Jane Talbert, Anne Finger. Meredith McGill, BetsV Queen,
Karen Cparks, Beverly Plonk, Becky Cashlon, Cynthlo Kay Alexander. Second row, from left, Jason
Pouchak, Diana Bridges, Jim Amos, Joe Deal, Tim Echols. Steve Plonk, Grafton Withers, Karla
Smith, Norma Morrison and Vivian Oates. (Photo by Isaac Alexander)
Field House Work
Is Now Underway
Work is underway on the field
house for the high scliool’s John
Gamble Memorial Stadium, but
the General Asscmibly bill to per
mit in kind contributions and
waiving letitiingto-con'Iract re-
quiremen'ts will be withdrawn.
The bill went before the legis
lature in both branitics as House
Bill 0416 and Senate Bill 0259 and
was referred to the education
committee in both House and
The bill drew oppasHilon from
the Association of General Con
The Hou.se coiamlttec lias pl.Tk- \
ed the bill on the calendar for
May 14, when Representative W.
K Mauney, who intrixluced will
ask the bill’s withdrawal.
Since the bill was in'lrodured,
Su'perlnitendent of Schools Don
Jones said. Dr. J. S. Pierce, of the
stale department of public in
struction, has informed the board
of education that it rjay proceed [
on the building. j
Initial plan was to build thc i
Continued On Page Six ^
DRUM MAJOR — Larrv Lee
HuiisUckler, rising senior stu
dent and son of Mr. and Mrs.
Walter (Chuck) Hufstickler, has
been elected drum major at
Kings Moimtain high school for
1971-72. He will attend a band
clinic In Mars Hill in August.
Young Huffstickler is active in
Central Methodist churth. He
was elected drum major follow
ing auditions before a panel of
Bethlehem Volunteer Fire De
part mont is conducting a fund
drive for $25,(XM).
On the lirsl day of the monlh-
'long drive Sunday, 26 volunteers
reported 'gifts of $2,.500.
! 'Bennett Masters, chairman, and
Jim Yarbro, co-chlairman, .said
the campaign will <K>ntinue wilh
solicitation from Kings 'Mountain
merchants and door-to-door can
vasses in the Bolhlehcm fire
iCbtirm'an Ma-slers sai<i the do
parlment H.as purchased a branii
new 7.")0 .gallon pumper fire trirck)
Its fii'-st piece of major oitul;!-
imcnt, to replace an old model.
Other eciuipmont iivdtides a tank
er and a bn..'sh Inick, he sakl.
Officers of the departmenil are
Fred Tate. Chief; .Herman cDub)
Blalock, chairman of the Imard
of directors; Harry Hughes, treas
urer; and Dwlgiht Lcdbclttcr,
!Mr. Masters said persons not
conta'oted wiho wish 'to .contrlbuto
to the oam'paljin are invited to
forwlaiU contributions to him in
care of Harris Funeral Home.
423 Are Added
A lotal of 123 new names were
ad! cd lo the city's pollbooks
duiing four registration Satur-
Rcgislrars reported registra
tion (iiii.kening las. .Saturday as
nanie-a of 1.39 cili/.ens were log-
ge.4 and and numerous in.|.ir;es
aooul t. jiu.fers were liandled.
Bu.siest place on Satunkiy w.is
tile Armory wliere George D.
Hord logged 50 more names,
bringing to a t<4jl ol l.'ij new
voleis at tliat box, the city’s
iSe,ond busiest place was the
high .s.hcol. Ward VI. where '
-Mrs. Guy 'Ir.iut inscribed 3'2
names lor a total cf 51 new reg- |
In Mayor Race,
Ward 5 Contest
T.iird bus'ie. 1 pla.o was the j
Firyl ‘Wesleyan feil< w-sliij) hall ,
'Where Brooks 'I’iite, 'Ward 3 rog- I
isirar, added tlie names of 27 ]
new citizens, bringing to a total
of 115 the names of new names
on the pollbooks.
'■J. L. Black, Ward 1 registrar,
reported 17, liringing to a total
of .50 new names. The Herald
wa.s unaible lo contttcl Ward II
rts,;'is(rar U. D. Goforth.
A lotal of 3-1 outside city citi- ,
zons regiwiere! at three polling
plates wliere eitizens will help
determine the election of a scIkkiI
trustee who will be eho.sen l>y
all voters in the liiennlal election.
Mrs. James .Scru'j s of Giover
rogisteieil the names ef four new
voters, bringing lo 2S the numher
she has in.sriihcd on the pull-
books, Mrs. A. E. Conner regis
tered five innre, hringitig her
grand total lo II and .Mrs. I.. L.
Adams rotiorleil no new regis-
tralion aotiivify for any of the
Saluniay will be Challenge
Day, wlien candiiki'los or other
inicrc’siled citizens have the right
'to inspeel the IxHiks and i.lefor-
mine whether fhose listed are
legally and properly elected.
For <4ly re.s'idenls, voters will
(letc'nmine the elecl.ion of a may
or, six ward commissio'iers aii<l
IWM s'clitH)! trustees'. Outside city
disiriel citizens will pnly be able
lo vote for st'liool koai'd trus
Tlie Clevi'land County Rescue
Squad answerixi a total of 29
calls duriiii. the month of April
for a lotal of 1,676 miles level
ed, 114 man huers and Bl'O man
hours on duty ani i meetings.
They made six out-of-town trips
for blood rela.vs and trips to
hospitals with patients.
TAPPED — Fred (Rick) Finger,
top, 'and Kenneth Plmk have
been tapped by Phi Beta Kappa,
the nation's highest scholastic
honorary Iratcrnity. Finger is 'a
junior and Plonk a senior at
UNC at Chapel HilL
Phi Beta Kappa
Two Kings Mountain men —
Frederick E. (Rick) Finger, III
and James Kenneth Plonk—were
inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, the
nation's highest schol.Tstic honor-
aiy fraternity, at ttie *trnTversity
of NorWi Carolina at Chapel Hill
Finger, .son of Mr. and Mrs.
Frtvi E. Finger, is a junior slu
dent and plans a career in either
mi'dicine or researCli chemistry.
He is a .Mon-head Scholar, member
of Delta Upsilon frliTern'ily, UNC
Rugby club, student legislature.
Phi Eta Sigma fraternity. Alpha
Sigma Chi Chemistry award and
freshman and sophomore honors
Plonk, son of Mr. ond Mrs.
Clarence Samuel Plonk, is a
Continued Vn Page Six
By MAR-HN HARMON
Kings Mountain votc.-s will go
to the polls Tuesday for Hie bi-
enial eler,.;ion, with the mayoral
-aee belween Mayor John Henry
-Mess and Challenger Robert G.
(Bob) Cox holding top interest.
Secondary intcre.s'r attends the
Ward 5 I'ontc.'-'l, where five can
didates vie to succeed Mrs. Maude
R. Walker, retiring, as tliat ward's
There are five contests for City
Hall po.^M'ions, one for the board
nf education, W'licre voters outside
the city and in the Kings Moun
tain S'cbnot district bounds join
their in-oity neighbors to choose
a successor to Mrs. Lena W. Mc
Gill, retiring, as an in-ci'ty mem
ber between Tomimy Britiges and
Joe A. Noisier, Jr.
The Here Id regrets picture of
Ken Roberts, candidate for
Ward IV commissioner, was
not processed in time for to
day’s edition. The Herald buss
es photographs to Greenville,
S. C. for engraving', and the
Tuesday afternoon, had not
been returned here late Wed
Home free minus opixxsition are
City Com'missioners W. Seimore
Biddix, Ward 2, and J'ames J.
Dickey, Ward 6, and Sdiool XtJ
tee, P. .4. Francis, an
city member of the board'^ix'edS
cation. * '‘■
Some observers are predicting
a run off in Ward 5, where Kelly
Dixon, former mayor, Jonas
Bridges, Charles W. Parker, How
ard Sltilpi), and Jacob S. (Jake)
Sijie a.spire to the City Hall seat.
While the ca.mpaign'ing with
I he e-veeption of the mayor’s race,
has been quiet outwardly' 473
new voters have registered ft»
the Tuesday election.
Pretliet'ions by polHiical obse.-v-
ers of tot'al vote vary. .Mayor
Moss’ guess is in the 1800 range,
for instance, while Challenger
Cox thinks the election will at
tract 2400 voters.
Incumbents in three of the
six city wards fac'i~ ghallengois.
Ray W. Cline, Ward 1 commis
sioner, is ohalicngcd by. Bobby
T. J. (Tommy) Elli.son, Ward 3
commissioner, is challenged by.
Wilburn Hamrick and J. R. (Bob)
i Noman King, Wbird 4 commiis-
sioner, is challenged by R. Cole-
t man Stroupe, former city com-
I missionei, and Kenneth Robertsi